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correspondent john harwood is here with the latest. >> reporter: we ended the week with a fairly perfect, simple, clear, elegant expression of the partisan differences in this fight. speaker boehner came out and gave a press conference where he essentially said president obama has done nothing to compromise with republicans. here's the speaker. >> four days ago we offered a serious proposal based on testimony of president clinton's former chief of staff. since then there's been no counteroffer from the white house. instead, reports indicate that the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow-walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: not surprisingly, democratic house leader nancy pelosi had precisely the opposite explanation for what is behind this stalemate. she says republicans simply echoing the white house are going to have to buckle on the issue of the top rates. >> the only obstacle standing in the way of middle income tax relief are the republicans unwillingness to ask the top 2% to pay their fair share. >> but tyler, as you suggested, this is all a wor
between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boehner simply not true. he has the solid support of his leadership and the rank and file. but there is concern among some in the gop that they are at risk of becoming the party for rich people while president obama and democrats stake their claim on the middle class. and my tax rate flexibility with higher -- here's what the president said earlier today. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevent prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> we look back republican senator rand paul from the state of kentucky. senator paul, welcome, as always. i want to ask you about the fiscal cliff, the state of play. there's revenues on the table. there's tax rate increases on the table. i don't know if there's spending on the table. what's your thinking prigt now? >
washington john harwood and the president is meeting with another grouch ceos, i need to start with eamon javers on capitol hill where lawmakers are skipping down early for a long weekend. eamon, wasn't thanksgiving just a couple weeks ago? >> it was. let me check michael ichaey cal. you see rank and file members of congress leaving the capitol. they are done for the week. they're headed back loam to their hometown districts. a lot of folks focused on this negotiation right now but the reality is that the negotiations are taking place among just a very few, very high level people. i was talking to a few rank and file members yesterday who said they were frustrated there is not a whole lot for them to do, they are just sitting around here waiting for some break-through in these negotiations. they want something to do on the floor, in their offices and there is not much for them to sink their teeth into. now they're going into their district. leadership is going to stay here and continue these negotiations. speaking of wasting, speaker of the house john boehner came out earlier today to say
on the rich. our chief political correspondent live at the white house with the latest. hi, john. >> hi, tyler. it is glammy and overcast in washington today but everybody is looking for bright signs about the fiscal cliff. we have a bright side yesterday when john boehner came here to the white house. house speaker to talk to president obama. first individual one on one meeting since the election and that meeting and some other signals that have been sent publicly by both parties have caused some noted skeptics of us getting a fiscal cliff deal. >> i think the atmospherics are getting so much better. we've gotten out after ka bookie theater and gone to dancing the tango with those two guys. any time you start to tango, you have a chance. >> chances of getting it done now are better. i think that's what's key. >> part of that tango is republicans cracking on tax rates. that's what president obama will be talking about in michigan today. keeping the public pressure on. but the part for the administrator point of view, tyler, is what do they live john boehner so he can bring his troops along, en
in our friend, the editor of real clear markets. good evening, john. first of all, what do you make of this? bernanke comes out with this stuff and first the market loves it and then the market hates it. we're going to talk about stocks later but what do you make of bern can i have's policy? >> this would be funny if it weren't so sad. these are the droolings of an adolescent. only a child can believe that you can create economic growth and prosperity simply by buying bonds and creating dollars. how is that going to drive the software innovator in austin or in silicon valley to create the next best thing? it's ludicrous. it's not going to work. it's going to slow down economic growth. >> in 2008 the fed's balance sheet, just like a family or bank balance sheet, $800 billion because it's the fed. at the end of next year, based on what bernanke said today, that balance sheet is going to be $4 trillion. it is absolutely extraordinary with the zero interest rate and all the money they're creating. now john tamny, i know the federal can produce money and destroy the dollar, but the feder
. >>> also, later on, did you hear john boehner today? >> four days ago we offered a serious proposal based on testimony of president clinton's former chief of staff. since then, there's been to counteroffer from the white house. instead, reports indicate that the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> former presidential candidate and vermont governor howard dean says bring it on. going over the fiscal cliff will actually help america. he's going to make his case, very bold statement there, to someone whose company will be decimated by the spending cuts to defense companies. you do not want to miss this confrontation. ricans are alwayso work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your fu
. >> very quickly, john, we're lose altitude in this market rapidly. what do you make of this, and what are you expecting to close here? >> just shows you how fragile our markets comment out of washington can take profits off the table intraday. we'll hold on to our gains here. >> thanks, everybody. we appreciate it. where exactly do we stand in these fiscal cliff negotiations in the latest now from our john harwood, on your stomping ground. good to see you both. what do you make of this comment from harry redd, john, saying it's unlikely we get a deal by christmas? are they posturing? they don't want to put their spending cuts on the table but want the republicans to. is this posturing? >> i think it's posturing. jay carney gave a white house briefing saying i'm not going to reveal anything about the status of the talks in negotiation beyond the fact that they took place. the support trying to hammer republicans publicly. he's got the high side public opinion on this. traveled to michigan yesterday. john boehner went on the floor and said i need to see their spending cuts. that's
in washington. john harwood live at the wlous with more on that, john, over to you. >> reporter: sue, we will have full details tonight after 6:30 p.m. but for now, we've got one early release question which the results will not come as a surprise to anybody on our network because the desire by the public for law makers in washington to make a deal is very strong. when we ask people, do you want both sides to compromise on their positions, even if that means cuts in social security and higher taxes, or do you want them to stick to their position, 65% of the american people say they want both parties to compromise only 28% say stick to your positions. that is very consistent with the desire on wall street. and it is on main street as well, to get something done. and as you mentioned, sue, there has not been much external signs of a deal. though we did have an exchange of offers and that at least is something. >> indeed, john, it is. thank you very much. john harwood live at the white house. ty? >> sue, joining us now to discuss the fiscal cliff tug-of-war is a democrat from new york state
it will give a little bit of that made in america pride to an industry that has never seen it before. >> john, think apple is saying they're taking the lead in bringing jobs back to america and manufacturing here in america. but lenovo has done that already. i venture they'd make the claim that apple is following them. what do you think? >> that's a fair point. i think what it comes down to really is that this is apple. this is the biggest american technology brand, the -- one of the world'sst and the volumes are likely to get bigger over time. >> jon? you want to follow on that? >> sure. i'd point out near apple for lenovo has done this yet. they've also promised to bring manufacturing to a north carolina facility, both laptops and desktops in 2013. apple saying they're going to do that in 2013. google has been doing this with a tv streaming box that they brought out earlier this year. that isn't working out so well for them but google is also trying to do this. this isn't just a apple thing. a number of companies trying to do some manufacturing here. apple last quarter made about 50 million
speaker john boehner dealing with division in the gop's ranks to his budget plan. we've got a shanghai surprise. china's mainland markets up over nearly 3% after beijing's new leaders called for economic stability and new business growth. and it looks like more austerity for britain. george osborne getting ready to release his autumn statement. >>> nokia shares a little bit high today. they are teaming up with china mobile, giving access to the world's biggest mobile phone markets. >>> if you just got up, very warm welcome to the start of your global trading day. stocks are on the front foot this morning. this is where we stand with u.s. futures. currently called up around about 30 points higher. the dow down, what, 13 points? the nasdaq called up just under 40 points. the s&p 500 at the moment is called up just over three points. it was down two points yesterday. european stocks doing a little built better. they were as flat as a pancake, as i've been saying. as flat as my pancakes. we have just come down from higher levels. the ibex up .2 of a percent. overnight we saw china leadersh
into a civil war. did president obama disspeaker john boehner in a comment today. >> on the conservative side of the republican party today. with senator demint speaking on the idea that $800 billion of tax increases were offered. but he got the backing of mitch mcconnel. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i think it sis important tha the house leadership is trying to mov move it forward. i had hoped that we would be accomplishing more in the real talks. but i can tell you, there is nothing going on privately that is not going on publicly. even as he has to deal with this rebellion. he has to deal with democrats and harry reid's comments today give you a sense of where they are coming from. >> they have to come up with specific revenue. and they refuse to do that. it is a simple question of arithmetic. you can't get from here to there unless you raise the rates. so as you know in washington, a rebellion in the ranks like this could be a problem. but in the spohort-term, if it remains constrained. it could be a good negotiating term. he could say i have offered everything that i have and
listen. what were they looking at versus what i was looking at. they were looking at john carter, i was looking at the new bond movie. one after another, they were all down beat. is the expansion too rapid? whether demand for expensive coffee is there. i was waiting for a guy to say, listen, that triple cappuccino it stinks. if i were howard, i would tell them to take a hike. they were too negative versus what the company's up to. opportunity. starbucks was actually down. one time -- i have the apple ipad, you know, thing i'm like, wow, it's under 50. i mean, wow. terrific opportunity. ipad, i mentioned it, surprised one didn't come down and hit me over the head and knock me out. apple. if we're going off the fiscal cliff, we know capital gains tax rates are going higher, right? right? that's obvious. do you think the republicans have the power to keep those capital gains rates down? apple's become a referendum on the president's power. right now he has the upper hand, then he can really roll them and intends to do so. it's reasonable to take some profits so you can pay the tax man
. at which time the stock price roughly doubled. in other huj fund news, john paulson said friday that his funds experienced mixed returns in november. we got wind of this. softer gold prices weighed on some portfolios. not much time for -- the predictions to be right. >> some will do well based on housing, right? >> yes. everybody said gold was going over 2,000. it didn't. the merger, arbitrage focus partners fund climbed 1.4% in november and is up 6.7% for the year. the firm's biggest portfolio, the credit opportunity fund was flat for the month. it is up 5.6% for the year. >> i like that. >> yeah b, i got weight watchers and twinkies. if you want to see the twinkies table, this td is it. this is the official drop dead date for those making an offer for the baker. there are nearly 200 interested parties, but sources close to the process are anticipating a few dozen real committed bids will emerge. kayla tauschis will join us in the next hour with a look at twinkies and the other hostess brands, the products buying attention for buyers. >> apparently the products that are most wanted, the
-to-face, president obama and house speaker john boehner sit down for a one-on-one over the weekend. there are just three weeks left before the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> italian shares are down nearly 3% this morning. for the most part, it is bank stocks leading the way down. we're now down about 2.76% on the ftse mib. bank stocks have been hit particularly hard this morning. earlier, we saw shares down 5.6%. we're seeing the same thing, whether it's bmps hitting session lows down nearly 6% comes amid concerns about leadership and economic reform in italy following mario monte's announcement that he'll resign once the budget has been passed. this move is likely to bring the country forward to elections next year. the italian prime minister has offered no clue as to whether or not he will run and it comes after sylvia berlusconi declared over the weekend he would throw his hat in the ring for the job of premier. carolyn ross is in italy following the details there. can you walk us through the time frame here? when are we expected monte to step down? what happens next? >> good morning to y
is about to speak in front of the business roundtable. good morning, john. >> good morning, carl. he's talking to the business roundtable. you can expect him to highlight one aspect of the discussions, that the business roundtable has championed. john edge her, who heads the roundtable has suggested a five-years fix to the debt ceiling issue. you know, we have these periodic debt limit fights in washington, one in 2011 caused a downgrade in u.s. credit and created a real catastrophe politically for the republican party, for president obama as well, and so jo engler has talked about a resolution that would last for five years. the republicans don't want to go along with it. the administration has proposed a permanent fix. don't expect the administration to get that in the end, but at least it gives them something to talk about with this pro-business group, carl. >> the republicans spoke just a minute ago, john boehner saying his fellow republicans do in fact, as we watch the president work the room ahead of his remarks, they do back his opposition to raising rates outright. this chatt
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payments. >>> now to the really big financial story, the fiscal cliff. house speaker john boehner says president obama has wasted another week by not making a real proposal. meanwhile, republicans are divided and senator rand paul on this show last night may have made the most constructive proposal of all. >> i'm happy not to filibuster it. i will announce tonight on your show i will work with harry reid to let him pass his big old tax hike with a simple majority if that's what harry reid wants. then they will be the party of high taxes and they can own it. >> all right. without that kind of republican strategic retreat, the december 31st deadline is not likely to be met. in today's jobs report it was positive and it beat the street and stocks went up. how do we move 150,000 jobs per month up to 300,000 which would be a real recovery? first up breaking news out of the supreme court this afternoon, the nation's highest court agreed to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage, agreeing to hear challenges to the federal defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. nbc's
mccormick, sandy lincoln, and john spolinsani. what do we do between now and the end of the year? >> we wait. you hope there will be a resolution with the fiscal cliff. also 2013 could be a difficult year. it's the first year of the presidential term which is usually a weak un. earnings growth looks a little bit weaker. we are very big on di dends. we believe this is a grinded out market. prepare for instability. >> so it's glass half empty for you right now. >> we'd like to be optimistic but tell clients buy with sound balance sheets. and if the market goes up better, we're in a better position. >> i have to press you on what you say about you like companies that pay better dividends? >> right now you're looking at the. senate bill will will tax for gross incomes of $250,000. that's not a deal killer. there was an article this week talking about how dividends -- people buy dividends for income and downside protection. those issues do not go away regardless of what happens with taxes. people need income. >> you told us last time you liked europe. what about here in the united sta
paeced mid-morning. the house speaker john boehner made those comments and took the steam out of markets and then just before 2:30, the dow, the nasdaq and s&p all started to slide after senator harry reid's comment that it would be extremely difficult to get fiscal cliff legislation through the senate before economist mass. the markets settled higher and all three averages moving above the 50-day averages for the first time. >> if he doesn't feel we'll get a deal before christmas, what about before the end of the year? did you month's smars doubled under the leadership of el men coleman. global economic unserbs and a $1 billion stock buyback. we'll tell you what you need to know. back in a moment. s the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and from n
of changing control. well, for now, don't expect them to go to the price that john malone and liberty are paying here. that's quite a price, $62.52 a share. we'll see what their stock does. we anticipate it will move up. but nowhere near the price he's paying in order to gain control of the company. barry diller, if you go back, of course, expedia, they split trip adviser, that was controlled by mr. diller. he had a voting agreement with liberty, which continues to own a significant stake in expedia. one interesting question mark i have here is why liberty did not exchange some of its sake in expedia for its stake in trip adviser. which would be tax efficient. tax efficiency drives much of the decision-making at that company. mr. diller said, i'm resigning as chairman of the board, but i'll still serve as a director as well. it's time for me, got a lot of other things going on. time for me to get this over to liberty. and allow the management team to continue to do the job they've been doing. >> shares of expedia are trading higher by 2.2% on this gain. >> yeah, third biggest gain on
. let's get the latest as far as the proposals back and forth at white house. the president and john boehner speaking by telephone on tuesday changing fiscal cliff proposals. reducing new tax revenue from 1.6 to $1.4 trillion over five years. but they're jockeying on who should spell out the specifics on the spending cuts. walmart's ceo mike duke expressed concerns about the fiscal cliff. >> the week before the election, only one-fourth, 25% of our core customers even knew what fiscal cliff meant. okay? one week after the election, it was up to 75%. now these same customers, 15% of our customers are telling us, this discussion about fiscal cliff will affect what they spend on christmas. >> that's a fascinating read on -- >> i wonder who's doing the surveying? how is that occurring? >> greeters? >> i would be curious how they know those percentages. do they ask people at the -- >> yeah. >> and can you define the fiscal cliff? i don't mean to question the methodology, it's interesting. >> just curious. >> i think that when i was in washington, i got the sense that there were just a lot
. >> ended up 85 for the day. >> i guess the demise of john boehner as speaker was greatly exaggerated. did you see this "new york times" piece? more support for boehner now than anytime in his speaker ship. is that's setting up for -- >> but it is social media and twitter allows to you see these things. >> sausage factory into the front of the kitchen. >> exactly. >> geithner didn't use the word marginal rates had to go up, just said rates. >> rates are already going up. there will be a tax increase to people making more than 250 anyway because of the health care law. so the idea that somehow they will get a freebie is just crazy. >> california at 52%, new york and other places -- >> when you add up all the state and local taxes. hawaii is above 50, as well. >> hawaii is worth it, though. >> california is not bad either. >> unless you need to drive somewhere. right? and don't have a helicopter. >> there's a reason the president takes a helicopter anywhere. you can't drive in d.c. sdl those a >> boston in the city can get like that. last night i was thinking in my mother was still alive, ci
/european time. >>> u.s. budget talks have intensified. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone tuesday after exchanging new proposals. aides confirm the president gave boehner a revised offer on monday, reducing demand for new tax revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion over the next decade. boehner responded with a plan that largely sticks by his original offer a week ago. reports say the white house has told republicans it would include an overhaul of corporate taxes in any budget deal which it hasn't put on the table before. in an interview with abc news, president obama says he still expects a deal before the end of the year. >> i remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill who recognize the economy will be better off. american families will be better off if we get this done. the most important thing we can do is make sure that middle-class taxes do not go up on january 1. i'm confident that republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high income individuals. >> you see president obama's full interview wit
resources announcing the results of its second silver project, this one in mexico. the company ceo john smith joins us from vancouver this morning. john, why don't you tell us a little bit about what you found in mexico. >> good morning to you, becky. a large project here, will be producing about 50 million ounces of silver over 18 years and has a life well in excess of 20 years. so large project. going to be a base load supplier for us as a business. and compliments nicely the mine that we have in argentina. so very strong corner stone project for us, real happy to have it. >> also i think one of the advantages from what i've read about this is that it's at a lower altitude than other silver mines so it's a little easier to access? >> that's right. a lot of silver mines are higher up. this one is lower. it's accessible. so really from a point of view of access, build and production, it's in a great location for us. >> we've seen a lot of interesting moves, if you want to call them interesting, over the last four years or so. silver has done very well. why do you think that is? >> i thi
negotiations. john harwood with the details. over to you, john. >> maria, just wanted to bring you up to date on a development, which is the resumption of some staff level discussions between the congress, the speaker's office in particular, and the white house. we've been through a period where both sides, the principa s principals, the speaker and president have been striking tough lines in public, having made some initial moves towards cooperation, but word followed up no more meetings scheduled between the principals. wasn't that much going on staff to staff. that's changed today from yesterday. to you have some discussions resumed. i don't want to overplay the significance, but it is an encouraging sign for people who think that the ice had been beginning to crack around some of the positions, especially with the republicans on taxes. we may be looking for some forward movement. got to watch over the next day or so. >> this is good news, john. >> it is good news. it is an indication that we may be intensifying discussions that could lead to a deal. don't know how quickly that could happe
. speaker of the house john boehner said today that he is still waiting for a counterproposal now from the president of the united states. and we learned late this afternoon that in fact speaker boehner and president obama had a phone call today. we don't know, however, what was said in that call. but reports are that some progress is being made in these negotiations. at least conversations continuing behind the scenes between the top leaders, larry. >> all right. a phone call. that's pretty good progress. many thanks. so let's just ask a couple questions here. does president obama have the whip hand in all these negotiations, and are the republicans about to be blamed big-time for falling off their own fiscal cliff? joining me now is ace pollster scott rasmussen. i just did a little tv gig with scott, who's in about 60 cities across the country. all right, scott. you heard timothy geithner. he said if they don't raise taxes on the rich, they were going to go over the fiscal cliff. but at the end of the day, if we do fall over the fiscal cliff, if taxes go december 31st, will the repub
fund john paulson hedge fund manager having another tough year. official numbers for the month of november. >> so november proved to be another difficult month for john paulson. his advantage fund which employees strategies from each of his individual strategies was down about 3.6% making it down more than 17% year-to-date through the month of november. that means his advantage plus fund which is a more levered version of that is likely now down more than 20% year-to-date through november. also his gold fund, a very difficult november down about 9.5% in gold, which leave it is down close to 30% year-to-date again through november. this is a very disappointing performance on an absolute basis but also on a relative basis. if you look at hrfx which is a hedge fund put together, it's flat and up about .4% year-to-date. certainly not screaming good performance but certainly better than how paulson is doing. and then if you look at hsbc report that's quite popular that tracks a lot of well known hedge fund results, they were ranking as of end of october paulson as the second worst p
, after president obama and house speaker john boehner both were tight-lipped how the negotiations went. the co-founder of the fix the debt campaign, he was asked about the chances of striking a deal to avoid the cliff. >> it's probably more like a 40% chance we'll actually get it done before the end of the year. probably 25% chance we'll get it done right after the end of the year. and then there's that horrible 35% chance that we'll still go over the cliff and have pure chaos. but i think the chances of getting it done now are better. i think that's what's key. >> be sure to tune in tomorrow for the fiscal cliff coverage live from washington. mission critical, rise above d.c., all day long. becky quick, jim cramer, maria bartiromo holding their feet to the fire about where they stand on the fiscal cliff and how they'll do their part to rise above partisan politics and reach a deal. now, there are some bowles comments. 40%, yeah, but the odds are much better. they're still 35% chance it will not happen. it's not exactly confidence building. >> not necessarily confidence building. alway
. australia, investors shrugged off strong jobs data. sensex gained 0.6% today. >> john boehner and president obama speaking by phone, but no announcement of any upcoming face to face budget talks. earlier the president told the business round table that a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff could be reached quickly if republicans drop their opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthy. and in an interview on cnbc, timothy geithner says the gop is making a little bit of practice, but the white house is absolutely ready to go over the cliff if tax rates on the top 2% don't rise. >> our obligation is first do no harl. we need to lift that threat over the economy. and now as part of that, we'd like to put in place as i said a carefully designed mix of reforms to put our fiscal balance in the path of sustainability. as long as there is recognition by the other side that those rates will go up, we think we can reach an agreement on the set of reforms as i said that will be good for the economy. >> republicans were quick to hit back. orrin hatch called them stunning and irresponsible, but there may be
the staff of john boehner and the white house. "wall street journal" says this creates a ne crea breaks a near week long silence as the fiscal cliff looms. they promise to renew the negotiations. and are you earning $250,000, worried about having to pay more tax? you may be able to earn up to $300,000 and not have to hand over more cash to the irs. head to for more. and victor hugo's classic thofl about life, love and hitting the big screen. carolyn went to speak to the stars of the film to find out why the classic story still resonates. ♪ >> i think human truths are human truths and there's also a certain cycle to the world. >> just a look at the world and humanity, and we'll always be moved by a passion for fighting for what we believe in, we've always been moved by love. >> the power of redemption are all themes that transcend time. >> les mis has been performed 10,000 times and seen by 16 people worldwide. and now it's a major motion picture featuring hugh jackman and anne hathaway. so what does it take to transform wolverine and cat woman into the iconic characters. >> i
washington correspondent john harwood watching this event closely. john. >> reporter: i think what we saw in that interview that steve had was further confirmation of the fundamental outlines in the administration's strategy. one, rates have to go up. they're trying to break republicans on the issues of rates. although, they're not insisting that rates go all the way up to 39.6. you could see something in between. the second thing is they're taking a very hard line on the debt limit. the president said in remarks today to the business round table he has some cover from business on that because they don't want to see that limit that could be damaging to the u.s. credit raiting. the combination of those two things are the fundamental levers the administration is going to try to use to force republicans to compromise. then the compromising from the administration will come on the issues of entitlements, medicare, social security is, and medicaid. >> all right, jauohn. thank you so much. let's keep the focus in washington and get reaction. republican senator jeff sessions with me. he was list
't want to -- i'm ready to get the phone call from john taylor. it's not the taylor rule, but it has the same feature that it relates policy to observables in the economy such as unemployment and inflation. so what it's basically doing is how our policy will evolve over time as the economy evolves. it has noimpcati implication th will affect the unemployment rate. we think it's somewhere between 5% and 6% according to our projections. we are a dual mandate central bank, and providing information on both sides is more helpful. so i -- i understand your point, but i think that it's -- that providing information on unemployment and inflation gives more information to the markets, to the public, that allows them infer how our policy is likely to evolve. >> wyatt. >>. [ inaudible question ] >> so long as the inflation condition is met, that's correct. >> wyatt and then josh. >> mr. chairman, wyatt andrews, cbs news. i'd still like to hear a little bit more about why you made this announcement today, specifically tying federal funds and your policy to the 6.5% number. i'm sure you have som
. >> what about the fiscal cliff? we just talked about it with john boehner. does that help or hurt? >> home run for exchange trade for two reasons. whatever happens on the fiscal cliff, whatever they get their act together to do, two things will happen. tax rates will go up on capital gains and dividend. etfs or more tax efficient, more people will follow into that place. i also think some people trapped in mutual funds because they have low tax basis will do tax gains harvesting, realize their gains, pay 15% and move that money finally into cheaper, more tax efficient and better profits etf has to offer. >> trader talk column, trader talk in a few moments. that's what's hot, etfs. back to you. >> we look forward to that very much. thanks, guys. gold market selling off a little bit. at the close, sharon epperson tracking the action at the nymex. moving into stocks and out of the metals. >> they are. we're seeing a little bit of weakness in the gold futures price. gold etfs held up steadily over the last several weebs as well as record levels, in fact. in term of the flat price we a
with apple president john sculley over who should lead the company. the board chose sculley. so he was out of his own company. >> kicked out of his own company, and, you know, he always had that feeling of abandonment. there was nothing worse than being abandoned by apple. >> he sold his stock and used the company to start a new venture called next computer, which made great products that no one bought. but jobs would be saved by a tiny company that he acquired from george lucas for $5 million. pixar studios would eventually revolutionize movie animation and make jobs a multibillionaire. apple hadn't done so well, and a decade after jobs left, it decided to buy next computer and the services of jobs as a consultant, but he would soon take over as ceo. and when he goes back, it's almost bankrupt. >> it's, like, 90 days away from bankruptcy. they're totally out of money, and it's lost its way totally. so he says, "here's the 27, 30 things you're making," printers or whatever. and he draws a chart that just has four squares, and he says, "professional, home consumer. laptop, desktop. we're go
that a deal will be done by christmas. i'm thrilled to have senator john hovan, a republican from north dakota who has been an advocate here with us tonight. welcome back to "mad money." >> jim, good to be with you. >> i noticed that you are for a bipartisan situation and one of the things that tells me that you are for real is that you have not signed a pledge that would make it so that you cannot vote for a tax increase. it should be a big deal on the order of four trillion dollar over ten years. get growth in our economy and the kind of deal that inincludes tax reform and better spending control. >> when you were governor of your state you previded over what i think is the single greatest employment boom. is washington so different that you wish you were back home? >> you have been out to north dakota, but you are right. the fundamentals don't change. certainty we can put those things in place with a big deal. we need to get it done. >> one of the things i was noticing. this is something fellow senator conrad was talking with me about. i know that you are committed and in a sensible way to
situation. and i may not like this deal at all. one reason stocks are behaving wellky well. speaker john boehner is pushing the president to offer spending cuts. so with 20 days to grow, is this likely? am i going to be proven right or whong? larry, we are going to avoid the fiscal cliff resection. the white house is acting with impunity right now. and the white house is so far said look, we want to continue talking about one quarter of the president's own architecture. the president said there was a three to one ratio between savings and cuts and revenue. but they have been silent on this. >> little bit of breaking news. >> wow, the studio is shaking. mr. bhoener is at $800 million. no new information on then ti e ti tiltment. i'm suggesting. it is a game of chicken. neither party can afford this kind of recession. after what we've been through we can't take it. if that meanstending the tax cuts so be it. let me accept your premise. but i have to pile on more. something that is worse is a debt crisis. if you have a white house that is committed from going from $16 trillion in debt which
. >>> talks between the white house and house speaker john boehner's office having been increasing. the discussions have become more serious and both sides still face major differences. there's an office peace by republican senator portman in the "wall street journal." while he disagrees with president obama's call to raise taxes on top earners, quote, the negotiations require a good and take. still to me it sounds like a lot of the same. but we'll leave it there. they will be leading off every hour with a special mission critical rise above report talking to lawmakers pushing them as to why there is no deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and explain what's at stake. i think they may be chasing people down the halls to some extent. >> to be a fly on the wall. >> i guess it's more. we will hear becky personally. >> becky will remind us what's going on today. a pen fee of them will go october trade sales. the like day for earning, that's due before the opening sales. >> always a good read. >>> protests in egypt's tahrir square turns to violence this morning with nine reportedly injured fr
to a story we have been following for a while now. guatemala police arrested john mcafee last night for entering the country illegally. >> john mcafee thought he had finally made it to safety when he reached the shores of guatemala this week, but his troubles it turns out are just beginning. mcafee, the gun toting software tycoon, is on the run after the murder of his american neighbor in belize. police are seeking mcafee for murder. he says he has nothing to do with the murder. after hiding for three weeks, he fled to guatemala and is now seeking political asylum. he thought that guatemala would be safe, he hired -- it turns out the plan was foiled last night when guatemalan police arrested him for illegally entering the country, if he gets asylum he can stay, but i'm told this is not likely, what is more likely is that he will be escorted by police back to belize, once at the border, he could be picked up by belize police and detained. what happens after that is anyone's guess. he could be charged in belize or if mcafee can be believed, he would disappear. i find it difficult that
analysts had been expecting. hardware sales were down 13% while accessories dropped by 8%. >> and the john mcafee saga continues to unfold. the software guru is now back in a detention center in guatemala. he was taken to a hospital yesterday for what his lawyer described as two mild heart attacks. mcafee's attorney says his client suffers from anxiety and hypertension. the software pay near is being held by guatemalan authorities for entering the country illegally from belize. he fled belize after authority wanted to question him about the death of one of his neighbors. mcafee said the police were behind all of this, he's been set up in all of this, but he's also -- >> tattoo on his arm. >> he's also publicly blogged about using -- >> i want to convene our kids investment committee. your daughter has a smartphone, right? >> oh, yeah. >> what kind? >> iphone. >> my son has a samsung. i asked him if he cared about getting an iphone. he got a droid. he doesn't care. he's cool with the droid. and our data from the all america survey showed that in tablets, iphone -- ipad leads samsung, except
and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone on tuesday, exchanging new proposals. the president gave boehner a revised offer on monday, reducing his demand for new tax revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion over ten years. boehner responded with a plan that largely sticks to his original offer a week ago. reports say the white house has told republicans it would include an overhaul of corporate taxes in any budget deal. that hasn't been done before. in an exclusive interview with barbara walters of abc news, president obama says he still expects a deal before the end of the year. >> i remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill in this town that recognize our economy will be much better off. american families will be much better off if we get this done. the most important thing we can do is make sure that middle-class taxes do not go up on january 1. and i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals. >> prediction -- are you going to be able to raise taxes, yes or no? >> oh --
planning. also, speaker of the house john boehner meeting with small business leaders on capitol hill where he reiterated some of his key points. again, just within the past hour. take a listen. >> business owners with us today are here to highlight president obama's demand to raise tax rates instead of cutting spending. his plan will hurt nearly 1 million small businesses around our country. that will affect hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> reporter: and guys, there are republicans here on capitol hill who are urging the speaker to cut a deal with the president. i talked to one of the earliest republicans to say, you know what, let's take a the president up on his offer to extend the bush tax cuts for everybody under $250,000 and at least take that uncertainty off the table and then continue to negotiate the rest to have later. some of the republicans are now coalessing around that view that they should give into what the president is suggesting, at least temporarily, and continue to negotiate on the rest because there's a lot of political pain here for republicans if we do get to the poi
. are you ready skee-daddy. john in new york. >> caller: boo-yah to ya, jim. >> i'm going to see you with a cow gardens boo-yah. what's going on? >> caller: what can you tell me about hess? here's the problem with hess. the problem with hess, it's the most undermanaged company in the world. it's split into two, and it's got great bakken assets, works between $70 and $75, right now, maybe even more, but they haven't pulled the trigger. jim in florida, jim? >> caller: jesse james cramer crazy horse from florida. i just started working the market about two years ago so i'm a newbie. i've made good 20% profits we bay and century link. i'm looking to buy more about a 3 to 1 ratio on ebay. and centurylink. give me your opinion jesse james. >> bingo, you're on, i would do the same. if it ain't broke, don't fix. you've got the right proportion and the right stocks and i bless it. jeff in florida, please, jeff? >> caller: hi, jim. hey, i'm first-time caller, big fan of you and the show. >> thank you. >> caller: and my stock is annaly capital. >> that's a tough one. mike farrell has a great te
. have a great weekend as well. see you mondays. >>> house speaker john boehner says fiscal cliff talks remain stuck in neutral. >> the president insist on his position. insist on my way or the highway. >> well, going over that highway and the fiscal cliff would kill thousands of jobs, especially in the defense sector and the head of a defense contractor who will feel that pain joins us next along with former vermont governor howard dean who argues maybe going over the fiscal cliff will be the best thing for the nation. >>> later, we have the former chairman of the council of economic advisers under president bush. he's going to join us as well as laura tyson, the former head of the cea under president clinton. we're going to get their take on the cliff and today's jobs number. >>> also, tough week for apple shares. is now the time to load up? stick around for the apple trade in the back half of this hour. stay tuned. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ]
. >> well, guys, look, it is omg. i'm thrilled you that came here. this is jonathan cedar. okay? and john levy. biolite's chairman and ceo. thank you so much, gentlemen. >> thank you. >> stick with "mad money." >> announcer: coming up, data and dollars. as companies head to the cloud, the business of big data becomes all the more crucial. cramer's found one stock at the center of finance and figures that could be attracting some potential suitors. the takeover talk is just ahead. and we can save you 10% on ground shipping over the ups store. look this isn't my first christmas. these deals all seem great at the time... but later... [ shirt ] merry christmas, everybody! not so much. ho ho ho! this isn't that kind of deal. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> just because we're stuck in a real tough environment right now with that darn fiscal cliff deadline looming, three weeks away, our political leaders getting absolutely nowhere -- >> buy buy buy! >> sell sell sell! >> it doesn't mean we stop searching for opportunities to make mon
'm thrilled you that came here. this is jonathan cedar. okay? and john levy. biolite's chairman and ceo. thank you so much, gentlemen. >> thank you. >> stick with "mad money." >> announcer: coming up, data and dollars. as companies head to the cloud, the business of big data becomes all the more crucial. cramer's found one stock at the center of finance and figures that could be attracting some potential suitors. the takeover talk is just ahead. >>> just because we're stuck in a real tough environment right now with that darn fiscal cliff deadline looming, three weeks away, our political leaders getting absolutely nowhere -- >> buy buy buy! >> sell sell sell! >> it doesn't mean we stop searching for opportunities to make money. even in the most dismal markets there are always stocks that have the ability to go higher. just got to find them. takes a lot of work. one i've been doing a lot of work on, it's called dst systems. dog sam tom. now, dst is not a great business. hmm. but i think it could be a terrific stock. the reason? i see number signs suggesting that dst could be preparing itself fo
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